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4th Annual Blackstar Film Festival

In The Morning w/ Didn’t I Ask for Tea?

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Thursday 7/30
4:10 pm
$12 General Public
$9 Students & Seniors
$6 IHP Members
FREE IHP Residents (box office only)

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
call 215.895.6590. 

In The Morning

Directed by Nefertite Nguvu
USA, 2014, 75 min.

Charting the emotional bonds between nine young Brooklynites over the course of one day, this tonally complex debut feature from writer-director Nefertite Nguvu weaves together three stories about personal growth and the power of choice and action. Shot by cinematographer Arthur Jafa (Daughters of the Dust, Crooklyn), this moving exploration of relationships grapples with the realities of marriage, infidelity, and heartbreak.

Preceded by

Didn’t I Ask for Tea?

Directed by Rahwa Asmerom & Essence Ward

USA, 2014, 23 min. Philadelphia Premiere


When a potential new apartment falls through, young Brooklynite Brandy must scramble to find a place to live. Too little money, too much advice, and a budding romance make for a humorous, if not nerve-wrecking search as friendships evolve, relationships evaporate, and lessons are learned.